Contact Us

Zayas Expected to be Named Head of NYSPHSAA

Robert J. Zayas is expected to take over as the new Executive Director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA).

BahrainPersonalTraining, flickr

Zayas is the current Associate Director of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA).

“I am not only excited, but privileged to be considered for the position of Executive Director at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association,” said Zayas, who will begin his tenure September 1. “With a decade of work at the New Mexico Activities Association, I look forward to sharing my experiences and having the opportunity to impact the student-athletes of the great State of New York.”

Zayas succeeds Nina Van Erk as the Association’s sixth Executive Director/Executive Secretary since 1968.

His appointment will not be official until the NYSPHSAA Central Committee formally votes to accept his hiring on July 31 in Lake George.

He arrives at the Association with 10 years experience with the NMAA handling a variety of duties including administration from “A to Z” of the swimming, track and field, and so,ccer state championships. Zayas was in charge of the NMAA website development, media relations, classification and alignment, and the New Mexico Life of An Athlete program. He was hired as the Assistant Director in 2002, then promoted to Associate Director in 2010.

Zayas has served on numerous National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) committees and is a loyal member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). He holds a New Mexico Administrators license, New Mexico Secondary Teaching certification, Texas Secondary Teaching certification, and is an NIAAA Certified Athletic Administrator.

Prior to arriving at NMAA, Zayas coached and taught at the middle school and high school levels in Central Texas. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Texas A &M-Commerce and earned a Master of Science in physical education from the University of New Mexico.

Zayas is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in physical education at University of New Mexico.


Best of 104.5 The Team

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Teammates quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Teammates contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.